Elaine Charney, Artist
Elaine is an attorney who enjoyed a career as an Administrative Law Judge in Michigan and worked for the Department of Homeland Security before turning to art in 2006. She teaches Beginning and Intermediate-Advanced Watercolor for Adult Community Enrichment at the Suncoast Technical Collage. She also brings nationally known artists to teach workshops at Art Center Sarasota.
Elaine was awarded tthe "Cutting Edge" Award at the 2016 International Society of Experimental Artists. Her art was accepted into the National Art Exhibition, Punta Gorda, in 2015, the Florida Watercolor Society (FWS) 2017-2013 Exhibitions and Traveling Show. Her paintings were accepted for the FWS Digital Show in 2009, 2010, 2014 and she won 3rd Place in this show in 2012. In 2013 she placed 1st at Art Center Manatee, 3rd at the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, and 1st place in the Windsor Invitational. She was awarded 3rd Place at the Art & Frame Eye for Art ehxibition in 2011, and was accepted in the Salon des Rufuses, FWS show in 2008. Her art can be seen at Creations Gallery at the Village, Punta Gorda; Michaels on the Boulevard Gallery and Boutique, St Armands Circle, Sarasota, Art Center Sarasota, Art Center Manatee, Venice Art Center, the Merrill Lynch Office in dowtown Sarasota, and at www.elainecharney.com. She was featured in the First Friday of the Month, Downtown Art Walk at Salon 41 on Palm Avenue, 2014-2015.
She is a member of the International Society of Experimental Artists, Art Center Sarasota, Art Center Manatee, Venice Art Center, and is a SIgnature Artist with the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society..
She studied under Douglas H. Teller, Prof. Emeritus, George Washington University, and Mary Lou Ringers, Suncoast Technical Collage, and has taken many workshops conducted by renowned artists.
To enroll in Elaine's watercolor painting classes, contact ACE at the Suncoast Technical Collage, 941-361-6590.
She is conducting a workshop at the Cape Coral Art League, February 15-17, 2018. For more information, see www.capecoralartleague.org or call 239-772-5657.
Elainespaints watercolor and does mixed media, acrylic, and collage.
To enroll in Elaine's watercolor painting classes, call (941)-361-6590(941)-361-6590. You may find more information aboutat www.ace-sarasota.com.
Elaine's paintings are for sale. Please use the contact page to make inquiries or call 941-552-8231941-552-8231. She also accepts commissions.